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Breathe Extract - 1 oz.Host Defense

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Host Defense - Breathe Extract - 1 oz.

A Superior Blend of Incredibly Beneficial Mushrooms
Host Defense has made a name for itself in the supplement market with their various supplements that contain different fungi. Their tradition of pure and effective supplements carries on with the addition of Host Defense Mushrooms, which contains an amazing blend of mushrooms that help with various bodily functions. With fresh mushrooms grown and cultivated in the United States, the purity of its ingredients is impeccable.

  • Can improve your breathing patterns
  • Can help with inflammation
  • Can improve cardiovascular health
  • Can help with fatigue
  • Has various anti-aging properties
  • Manufactured in the United States
  • Keep out of the reach of children
  • Consult a healthcare practitioner before consuming
  • Contains fresh Chaga, fresh Cordyceps, along with both dried & fresh reishi
  • Take one ml twice a day with food on an empty stomach or with food or as directed by your health care practitioner
  • Great for people with respiratory trouble or who are suffering from premature aging
  • USDA organic certified & is eco-friendly

Can Significantly Improve Breathing Patterns and Helps with Disorders
One of the major benefits of Host Defense Mushrooms is that it is capable of healing various respiratory problems. Various studies show that reishi mushrooms can help against diseases like asthma. Moreover, all other ingredients have immense anti-oxidant properties and anti-inflammatory properties that make it incredibly effective at relieving various ailments.

Has Amazing Anti-Inflammatory Effects
Inflammation is your body’s response to pain and is often times a good thing. However, if this inflammation persists too long, it can lead to various diseases. Inflammation can also be caused by oxidative stress and is something that most mushrooms excel at relieving. Inflammation also leads to diseases, like asthma, where the airways in the body become inflamed and makes it much harder to breathe.

Can Improve Cardiovascular Health
Various ingredients in this supplement are also capable of improving your cardiovascular health. Various studies show that reishi can help reduce the risk of various cardiovascular diseases. On the other hand, various researches have shown that cordyceps may also improve heart health and can protect the heart from various diseases.

Has Various Anti-Aging Properties
Another one of the massive benefits that these ingredients possess is their ability to reduce the effects of premature aging. Oxidative stress not only leads to inflammation, but it is also responsible for physical signs of aging. Cordyceps in particular helps remove oxidative stress and reduces the signs of aging.

Can Help with Fatigue
For what is possibly the most important benefit of Host Defense Mushrooms is its ability to help with fatigue. Most elderly people in eastern countries use cordyceps to give them the energy boost that they need. This is not limited to just fatigue that elderly people experience, but various studies show that mushrooms like cordyceps can improve exercise performance thanks to its anti-oxidant properties.

Host Defense Mushrooms Breathe Extract is a complementary blend of Chaga, Reishi and Cordyceps. Chaga is well known in Eastern Europe and Siberia for its support of skin and lung functioning. Reishi has long been used for centuries in China to support breathing, cardiovascular system and endurance. Cordyceps has long been celebrated in Tibet and Nepal as a lung tonic and energy support. Together, they strengthen respiratory function in normal, healthy individuals.

Why Host Defense Mushrooms

Grown in the USA

  • Located near the Olympic Rainforest, USA
  • Highest quality lab, growing environments and manufacturing methods
  • No co-mingling and adulteration
  • Purity testing batch to batch
  • Non-GMO

Maintain Chain of Custody
Paul Stamets adn his skilled Host Defense team grow every single mushroom in every product. From the Forest, to Their Farm, to You. There is no other mushroom supplement company that has such complete control over their raw materials.

Sustainably Cultivated
When sourcing mushrooms from the pristine Olympic rainforest, their team leaves the habitat and original mushroom intact and undisturbed. Only a small sample is required and taken for growing in their laboratories at the farm. Host Defense methods protect the native habitat. Their vast culture library of rare and endangered mushroom species has been called a national treasure.

Certified Organic
Host Defense is a Certified Organic food producer and processor. Our organic certificates are always available upon request. We are the best-documented and longest-certified organic mushroom company in the U.S.

Preserved Genetic Integrity
Host Defense mushrooms are genetic matches to species found in the wild. They are able to ensure this integrity by following a method developed by Paul called Certified P Value. P Value is a scientific system of measuring the generational age of each species to preserve genetic strength, and is key to providing fungal strains with the greatest efficacy and vitality. The higher P Value gets, strains degenerate and die out. Utilizing extremely low P Value, Host Defense uses the "original file" to produce mushrooms of exceptional genetic strength and integrity, close to their wild origins which means the active constituents are at very high levels.

Peak Performance
Each mushroom species has a narrow window when active constituents are at their highest volume. With over 35 years of experience and knowledge, Paul knows the precise harvest time for each species for maximum activity and efficacy. At their optimal rate of growth, the mushroom-forming mycelium are flash-frozen, capturing a full spectrum of constituents at peak performance.

Proper Mushroom Life Cycle
The mushroom life cycle consists of mycelium, fruiting bodies, and spores. The mycelium is the immune system of the mushroom. The fruiting body is the reproductive stage. Spores represent seeds for regeneration and are in every Host Defense product that contains fruitbodies. Depending on the species and the intended use, they utilize a unique combination of the life stages. For example, Host Defense Cordyceps capsules contain mycelium. Host Defense MyCommunity Extract contains mycelium and both Maitake and Reishi fruit bodies.

Clinical & In Vitro Studies
Host Defense Turkey Tail was chosen for NIH (National Institutes of Health) Study for supporting immune system health. Clinical studies show Host Defense Chaga is superior in antioxidant effects, protecting DNA from free radicals (which cause oxidative stress damage). Of more than 2,000,000 samples submitted, Host Defense Agarikon demonstrated the most activity of all natural products in the BioShield BioDefense Program administered by the Department of Defense and NIH. In fact, their mushrooms were the only products to show such activity.

Understanding Beta-Glucans

Over the years, Fungi Perfecti LLC has spent thousands of dollars on product testing for beta-glucan content at various laboratories. The reported beta-glucan values from several independent laboratories vary greatly even though identical assays were performed. The most commonly employed assays for determination of beta-glucan content can only detect soluble beta-glucans; the insoluble beta-glucans remain undetected. Beta-glucans differ in their solubilities depending on their size, functionality, and interaction with other molecules. In agreement with other organic chemists specializing in beta-glucan analysis, they have concluded that the currently employed methods are unreliable! Deciding to place a percentage on their labels gives them sufficient pause, as they know each methodology and each laboratory would yield a different result. There is no standard, accepted, validated methodology in the industry. This fact makes us reluctant to make any such claims on their product labels, and makes any purported beta glucan levels listed for any mushroom product dubious.

Analytical laboratories have admitted that some mushroom companies use chitinase to convert otherwise water-insoluble sugars (chitin) into beta-glucans so their analyses falsely meet their desired marketing goal; a technique that simply embellishes the beta-glucan content in order to mislead the customer. Another trick some companies employ is to use beta-glucans isolated from yeast, such as Saccharomyces cerevisiae and list them as 'mushroom beta-glucans' on their product label-more than a bit of a stretch of logic, truth and reason. Yeasts are the simplest forms of fungi: many yeasts do not form mycelium and lack the cellular complexity of higher fungi, The other, non-beta-glucan constituents embedded into the cellular architecture of mushroom mycelium distinguishes the immunological activity of mushrooms from yeasts..

About Mushrooms

The Mushroom Renaissance
Mushrooms have been used cross-culturally for centuries as food, clothing, tools and medicinals. Examples include:

  • 7,000 year-old Tassilli cave paintings
  • Mushrooms found on 5,300-year-old Neolithic Otzi the Iceman
  • The ancient writings on mushrooms in the Yellow Emperor's Classic of Traditional Chinese Herbal, dated 1644

The Genetic Connection

  • Humans and fungi share more DNA than humans and plants
  • Fungi and humans share in common infections from teh same microbial pathogens. However, fungi, after millennia of evolution, are infinitely more adept at manufacturing compounds to combat these pathogens. Because of the similarities between fungi and animals, we can digest, assimilate and utilize these fungi as functional foods.

Thousands of Components
Compounds found in the fruiting body are just one piece of the full constituent offerings of mushrooms. Novel compounds exclusive to mycelium and the substrate (or food source), are used in combination to create a broader range of available health-promoting constituents.

Functional Food Everday
Mushrooms have been used throughout history as functional foods. Across the globe they provide macro- & micro-nutrients, while simultaneously conferring benefits to multiple systems in the body.

Mushrooms Offer Support for a Multitude of Body Systems

  • Cardiovascular System
  • Digestive System
  • Neurological System
  • Immune System
  • Reproductive System
  • Integumentary (Skin) System
  • Skeletal System
  • Muscular System

About Fungi Perfecti

Only recently has the cultivation of exotic mushrooms become a practical endeavor. Cultivating mushrooms is not necessarily difficult: it requires only a willingness to learn, a little work, and adherence to some well defined guidelines. Mushrooms can be grown throughout the year indoors or during a few months outdoors. One of the most exciting innovations in mushroom culture is a concept Fungi Perfecti has been instrumental in promoting: Mycological Landscaping. Mycological landscaping involves the cultivation of exotic mushrooms as beneficial companions to plants in gardens, lawns, or within woodlands. Fungi Perfecti has been actively searching the wild for candidates having strong potential for culinary value. Each year they clone dozens of species having gourmet appeal and test them at their research facility-indoors and outdoors. Imagine having a selection of choice exotic mushroom patches, protected in the privacy of your backyard, to be enjoyed through the seasons and perhaps through generations!

They keenly sense that fungi will play a pivotal role in new industries of the 21st Century. Gourmet and medicinal mushrooms will continue to appeal to organic gardeners, commercial cultivators, researchers, nutritionists, and ecological managers. Indeed, they forsee a quantum leap in their popularity when the public realizes that these fungi:

  • Can help support the immune system
  • Represent a pesticide-free alternative to the traditional white button mushroom
  • Are instrumental in the recycling of wood and agricultural by-products
  • Can easily be grown by everyone-outdoors in your garden or yard(mycological landscaping)-or indoors within greenhouses, solaria, or controlled environments.

Through their in-depth classes and information networks, they encourage the establishment of a constellation of independent, organically minded growers whose collective consciousness will define this emerging industry well into the next century. They hope you will join them in this endeavor. The future is ours.


As a dietary supplement, take 1 mL twice per day. Can be taken with food of without, or on an empty stomach or as recommended by your healthcare advisor.


Host Defense - Mushrooms Breathe Extract - 1 oz. (30 Milliliters)
Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1 mL (~45 Drops)
Servings Per Container: 30
Amount Per Serving
Proprietary Blend 1 mL
Fresh Chaga
(Inonotus obliquus)
mycelium extract
Fresh Cordyceps
mycelium extract

Fresh Reishi
(Ganoderma lucidum s.I.)
mycelium extract

Dried Reshi
(Ganoderma lucidum s.I.)
fruitbody extract
†Daily Value not established
‡Certified Organic
Other Ingredients: Water, Alcohol ‡ (Alcohol Content: 30-40%), Myceliated Brown Rice


Consult your healthcare advisor regarding the use of this product during pregnancy. Keep out of reach children.


Host Defense

Host Defense is a family-owned, environmentally friendly company specializing in using gourmet and functional food mushrooms to improve the health of the planet and its people.  Founded by mycologist and author Paul Stamets, we are leaders in a new wave of technologies harnessing the inherent power of mushrooms and fungal mycelium worldwide. Host Defense is Certified Organic by the Washington State Dept. of Agriculture as both a mushroom producer and processor.  In business since 1980, they offer an ever-expanding family of Host Defense Organic Mushrooms supplements, for Supporting Natural Immunity.


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